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Climate Change Opinion Survey

In partnership with the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, Facebook launched a climate change opinion survey that explores public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behaviors across more than 30 countries and territories. We are sharing country level data from this survey, providing policymakers, research institutions, and nonprofits with an international view of public climate change opinion.

Features

Global Reach

Facebook is uniquely positioned to support research on climate change at a time when in-person surveys have been dramatically disrupted due to COVID-19. The survey was conducted on Facebook in more than 30 countries and territories spanning every region of the world.

Attitudes and Beliefs

By asking individuals about their knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behaviors, we can learn about how views on climate change vary by geography and demographic group.

Who Uses the Survey Data

Academic, NGO, and Think Tank Researchers

The Climate Change Opinion Survey can help researchers and academics investigate public opinion and learn about how climate change is affecting and being perceived by people around the world.

Policymakers

Policymakers can use survey data to understand public opinion and trends specific to their own countries, which can inform the decisions they make about climate change action at national and international levels.

Methodology

In partnership with the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, the Climate Change Opinion Survey was fielded in over 30 countries at the beginning of February 2021. Available in 35 languages, the survey instrument has four main components: knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behaviors. De-identified survey data, as well as survey weights to help correct for response biases, are shared with Data for Good partners to support their work. We also make country level statistics available to the public.

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Get Involved

Country-level statistics for the Climate Change Opinion Survey can be found on the Humanitarian Data Exchange. If you're interested in becoming a research partner and accessing record level data, please email dataforgood@fb.com.

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